Amazing Accrington events for 2022


The Amazing Accrington Business group promises a spectacular lineup of events for 2022. Notably, after the disaster of 2020, events began again in 2021. The most recent being the Christmas lights switch-on.

The events declared so far are listed below.

  • 20 May, Education Summit
  • 11 June, Food Festival
  • 17 June, Jobs Fair
  • 27 August soap Box Challenge
  • 6 Oct, Futures Fair

Accrington Education summit, May

In 2021 the Education Summit met at the NLTG vocational centre in Accrington. Local education chiefs, politicians and business leaders discussed education in Hyndburn.

“Headteachers were invited to hear about engagement with employers in the borough and raising aspirations for the next generation, meeting the needs of employers and tailoring education.”

Accrington Food Festival, June.

The food festival held in the centre of Accrington features a range of stalls. Furthermore, Celebrity chefs perform cooking demonstrations.

“More variety and more stalls than ever before will ensure this year’s Accrington Food Festival is the BEST and BIGGEST to date! Sample delightful delicacies from varying, vibrant and diverse places around the world – from sweet to spicy, traditional to the peculiar – there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”

Accrington jobs fair, June.

The annual jobs fair is held in June.

Soap box Challenge 2022

“The incredibly popular Soapbox Challenge will return for the delight of the onlookers – for 2022 we will tour not only Accrington town centre on the Saturday, but also for the first time look to close down Queen Street in Great Harwood on the Sunday, and make this a multi site event across the weekend.”

This page will be updated throughout the year.

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